Fisheries Current Affairs, GK & News

MPEDA Multilingual Call Centre for Aquafarmers

The Marine Products Export Development Authority recently launched a multilingual call centre for Aquafarmers. The initiative is first of its kind in the country. It will address the technical issues and impart knowledge about efficient farming methods round the clock. About the Call Centre The Call Centre will mainly cater to the Aquafarmers of Andhra ..

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India in WTO Fisheries Negotiation

India recently submitted its proposal at the on-going negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on preventing harmful fisheries subsidies. The negotiations are being done as according to WTO the harmful fisheries subsidies are estimated to be at 14 billion USD to 20.5 billion USD. What are the proposals placed by India? Under its proposal ..

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Thai Mangur: Banned Cat fish of India

Thai Mangur is a catfish that was banned by the National Green Tribunal as it was harming the local ecosystem and the consumers’ health. It is favoured by the cultivators due to its ability to feed on anything and survive in hostile conditions. It also has high demand because it is cheaper when compared to ..

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World Fisheries Day: November 21

Every year, the World Fisheries Day is celebrated on November 21. Why is it important to celebrate World Fisheries Day? According to the United Nations, more than two-thirds of the world fisheries are overfished. Therefore, it is important to celebrate the day to create awareness about sustainable fishing. What is the theme of the World ..

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Assam wins best state award in fisheries sector

On November 18, 2020, Assam won four awards in fisheries sector from the National Fisheries Development Board operating under the Ministry of Fisheries. What are the four awards won by Assam in Fisheries sector? Assam received the best state award under the category of best hilly and North Eastern State in Fisheries. Also, the Assam ..

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